Three’s The Block NZ recap:
20 Sep 2018
Last Sunday on The Block NZ, the teams tacked the space which often sets the scene for the style of a house – the entranceways and stairwells, and the powder rooms. There were some nice colour combos, some clever styling and a couple of well-considered lighting choices.
Amy & Stu (winner)
The judges’ first impression of Amy and Stu’s front entrance was that it is a beautiful, colourful, personality-filled space. The choice of materials and the styling was bang on. Everything was beautifully coordinated and the natural stone-look floor tiles were a fantastic choice, working seamlessly with polished plaster walls to give the entrance softness and elegance.
Judge Kristina Rapley felt the wallpaper used in the powder room was spectacular - totally over the top but in the best way possible. It is Resene Wallpaper Collection design W90220. The vanity was a great choice and the art worked really well with the wallpaper.
Fellow judge Jason Bonham felt the wooden flooring on the stairs was fantastic, and that the handrail was finished beautifully.
They said it was a good choice to have the top stairs leading to the living area carpeted, and it was great to see some art on the wall and feature light to add some visual interest.
Overall, there is a lovely cohesiveness with this house.
Ben & Tom
The judges’ first impression was that after last week, this feels a bit dull. Jason thought the powder room felt a bit like a cupboard. Painting the two side walls with colour, Resene Rob Roy, narrowed your visual line of sight which made the room feel smaller.
Kristina liked the shelves and thought it was great to recycle off-cuts from last week’s timber for continuity. They thought the lighting detail in the handrail was clever and the white walls, in Resene Sea Fog, were fine but the space seriously lacked art or a light feature.
Overall, the judges felt that these were practical spaces but there was not a lot of love in there.
Chlo & Em
The judges’ first impression was that there was a lovely use of colour. The sage green Resene Finch is beautiful and calming, and they love the combo with the peachy pink powder room wall in Resene Cashmere - very on-trend at the moment.
It was great to see the tiles as a very practical choice for an entrance way. Kristina said it was nice to see the space well-styled and good to see feature lighting used in the stairway.
Overall, the judges felt the space had a calm and relaxing vibe when you walked in the front door.
Claire & Agni
The judges’ first impression was the good use of charcoal grey colour, Resene Steam Roller, on the walls and that it complemented the front colour nicely. The large art piece was a good choice, which set the tone of what else to expect inside the house.
They liked the rug on the floor and Kristina liked the little mirror by the door for last minute makeup touches. Jason felt the tread lights on the stairs were a nice feature and the handrail was a good choice. The judges liked that Claire and Agni used some colour on the top level with Resene Good As Gold.
Overall, the judges felt they played it safe this week. In these last two weeks, they feel the team needs to go out with a bang.
Catch The Block NZ on Three every Sunday at 7pm, and Mon-Wed 7.30pm, or watch On Demand here.